Petraeus’s mistress won’t face cyberstalking charge

Dec 19 2012, 01:01 IST
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SummaryThe US Justice Department is dropping its investigation into whether David Petraeus’ mistress, Paula Broadwell, stalked a romantic rival online

The US Justice Department is dropping its investigation into whether David Petraeus’ mistress, Paula Broadwell, stalked a romantic rival online.

Broadwell’s lawyer, Robert Muse, gave The Associated Press a letter from US Attorney Robert O’Neill that says no federal charges will be brought in Florida related to “alleged acts of cyberstalking”.

A retired Army general, Petraeus resigned as CIA director in November after acknowledging the extramarital affair, exposed after Broadwell emailed Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, allegedly warning Kelley to stay away from Petraeus and Gen. John Allen, the US commander in Afghanistan.

Kelley reported the emails to the FBI, triggering an investigation that led the FBI to Kelley’s emails to the married Allen, now under investigation by the Pentagon. A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment.

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